Mechanical Infrastructure and Oil & Natural Gas Technician

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Mechanical Infrastructure and Oil & Natural Gas Technician

  • Specialized Welder
  • Manufacturer - Installer

Τεχνικός Μηχανολογικών Εγκαταστάσεων και Φυσικού Αερίου

  • Ειδικός Συγκολλητής
  • Κατασκευαστής - εγκαταστάτης

Language of Instruction: Greek

Status: New Program of Study

Aims:
According to a recent study by the Human Development Authority of Cyprus (ΑΝΑΔ) in relation to the developments related to natural gas in Cyprus, it is estimated that the following jobs will be needed in the Cyprus market:

  • 400 positions for metal welding and cutting
  • 300 positions for pipe installations
  • 300 positions for manufacturing, installation and maintenance of metal structures
  • 350 positions for installation of loading machinery and metal cabling

These positions required skill workers that are equipped with both highly technical skills but also sound theoretical foundation. Such personnel is currently lacking in Cyprus.

Therefore, the general aim of the program is to prepare students so that they can meet these demands in the job market. The program will assist students to progressively familiarize themselves with techniques of manufacturing, installation (both welding and assembly) of equipment and pipes in natural gas installations, found in production and processing units of natural gas and pipeline transportation networks of natural gas. Through the program, the students will therefore be able to construct the necessary theoretical and practical foundation, bridging thus the gap between theory and practice, so that they can perform adequately such functions and meet the responsibilities as technicians, but will give them the background to continue their academic studies for further degrees, if they so wish.

The program provides two separate directions, each focusing on the two core areas related to the Natural Gas technician requirements. Specifically, the first area, that of the specialized welder, focuses on the latest techniques and requirements of professional welding, including also material and weld testing, elements of health and safety, problem solving skills, computer use, and other. The second area, that of manufacturing and installations, focuses on manufacturing techniques and the role of a manufacturing technician, as well as the basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills for mechanical assembly of equipment. In addition, skills related to   health and safety, problem solving skills, computer use, and other are embedded in the program.

  • Required                            73
  • Specialization Required     47

Required Courses for both directions

Code

Title

Hours

ECTS

FAER101

Introduction to Manufacturing Technology

2+3*

7

FAER102

Introduction to Natural Gas Technology

4

6

FAER103

Mathematics

3

5

FAER104

Technical Drawing

4*

6

FAER105

Electro-technology Applications

3+1*

6

FAER111

Experimental Material Testing

3+1*

6

FAER112

Introduction to the Analysis and Design of steel carriers

4

6

FAER113

Metallurgy Principles

3+1*

6

FAER114

Health and Safety

3

5

FAER201

Natural Gas Transportation Networks and Storage

3

5

FAER202

Machine Elements

3

5

FAER203

Computer Applications

2*

3

FAER204

Technical Terminology in English

2

3

FAER211

Legislation Principles

3

4

Required Courses for the “Specialized Welder” specialization

Code

Title

Hours

ECTS

SING115

TIG Welding – Introduction

1+4*

7

SING205

Metal Sheet Forming and Machine Processing

1+4*

7

SING206

Welding with Coated Electrode - Introduction

1+4*

7

SING212

TIG Welding – Advanced Applications

1+7*

13

SING213

Welding with Coated Electrode – Advanced Applications

1+7*

13

Required Courses for the “Manufacturer - Installer” specialization

Code

Title

Hours

ECTS

ENGA115

Metal Sheet Forming (Machine Tools I)

1+4*

7

ENGA205

Welding

1+4*

7

ENGA206

Material Processing with Lathe (Machine Tools II)

1+4*

7

ENGA212

Advanced Processing with Lathe (Machine Tools III)

1+7*

13

ENGA213

Material Processing with Milling Machine Tool (Machine Tools IV)

1+7*

13

Additional Courses
Students who wish so can in their 4th semester register for an additional course for the purpose of getting certified technicians in their field of expertise. These courses prepare students for certification with specialized subjects, have a weekly load of 8 hours (1 hour theory and 7 workshop) and have a load of 12 ECTS credits.

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